Choose turnips that are clean, well shaped, heavy for their size, and fairly smooth. Avoid product that shows signs of shriveling, flabbiness, or growth cracks. Bunched turnips should exhibit fresh tops with no signs of decay, discoloration, or wilting.
Storing and Handling
Temperature/humidity recommendations for short-term
storage of seven days or less:
32-36 degrees F/0-2 degrees C
90-98% relative humidity
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Shriveling; loss of color:
Turnips may shrivel and lose color if stored in an area with low humidity. For best quality, maintain storage conditions of 32-36 degrees F/0-2 degrees C and a humidity level of 90-98%.
Turnips may show signs of decay if they are stored in a warm area. Rough handling may also bruise the vegetable, which may promote decay. For best quality, keep product cold and handle with care. Do not drop shipping containers on the floor.
Water-soaked spots; light brown discoloration of flesh:
These are signs of severe freeze damage. For best quality, do not store turnips below 30 degrees F/-1 degree C.
Round to top-shaped root vegetable with creamy white to pinkish-red skin and white flesh. Turnips are available as bunched, short-trimmed, or topped. Turnips may be used cooked in stews or uncooked (sliced or cubed and added to salads).
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Keep turnips away from ethylene producing fruits and ripening rooms. Maintain adequate air circulation during storage.
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